Description: Kingduino V0.3 XBee PRO Shield for Wireless Module
The Kingduino V0.3 XBee PRO shield features a stackable design which makes it more convenient to connect with other expansion boards. It solves the problem of the previous version not being able to match some other expansion boards.
This Xbee Shield allows Arduino board to communicate wirelessly with each other using Zigbee. This Xbee/ZIgbee PRO Shield simplifies the task of interfacing a Xbee/Zigbee module to Arduino Uno. This module works with all Xbee module including Zigbee Series 1, Zigbee Series 2 and also Xbee Pro versions. Whats great it also works with Bluetooth bee Modules.
Jumper Settings for Xbee/Zigbee Shield:
The Xbee shield has two jumpers (the small removable plastic sleeves that each fit onto two of the three pins labelled Xbee/USB). These determine how the Xbee’s serial communication connects to the serial communication between the microcontroller USB-to-serial chip on the Arduino board.
With the jumpers in the Xbee position (i.e. on the two pins towards the interior of the board), the DOUT pin of the Xbee module is connected to the RX pin of the microcontroller; and DIN is connected to TX. Note that the RX and TX pins of the microcontroller are still connected to the TX and RX pins (respectively) of the FTDI chip – data sent from the microcontroller will be transmitted to the computer via USB as well as being sent wirelessly by the Xbee module. The microcontroller, however, will only be able to receive data from the Xbee module, not over USB from the computer.
With the jumpers in the USB position (i.e. on the two pins nearest the edge of the board), the DOUT pin the Xbee module is connected to the RX pin of the FTDI chip, and DIN on the Xbee module is connected to the TX pin of the FTDI chip. This means that the Xbee module can communicate directly with the computer – however, this only works if the microcontroller has been removed from the Arduino board. If the microcontroller is left in the Arduino board, it will be able to talk to the computer normally via USB, but neither the computer nor the microcontroller will be able to talk to the Xbee module.
This Kingduino XBee shield allows the Arduino to communicate wirelessly over a modified ZigBee protocol using the popular XBee module.
It is a fully Assembled shield without the XBee module.
It works with all XBee modules including series 1, series 2.5, standard and PRO versions.
On V0.3 a switch has been added to select Xbee or USB mode instead of jumpers (like on the previous V0.2 version), which is much more convenient to use!
This is not an original Arduino brand product.
3.3V and 5V dual power output
3.3V and 5V IO compatible
USB 2.0 protocol
BitBang mode ready
Easily connected to a PC via mini USB cable
XBee-setting support software X-CTU
Usage 1: PC via a USB cable directly connected with XBee adapters
Usage 2: Bluetooth Bee configure or use as a data-transmission
Uses 3: ARDUINO BOARD PRO MINI Downloader
1 x Kingduino V0.3 XBee PRO Shield for Wireless Module